Nepalis toil to support Everest adventurers

Local porters carry heavy cargo for climbers of highest peak, earning as little as 20 cents a kg.

Last Modified: 27 May 2013 11:32
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May 29 will mark the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary.

Since then thousands of people have followed in their footsteps. But visiting the world's highest peak would not be possible without the work of local porters, who earn as little as 20 cents a kilo per day.

Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from the Everest trail.


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